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Dinah Shore weekend festivities kick off today in Palm Springs

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. -- Like the 23 editions prior, this year’s Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend is all about celebration.

“We can live fulfilled, out-loud, celebratory lives and we deserve it,” said Mariah Hanson, founder of Club Skirts and the modern-day Dinah Shore Weekend. “This is one event where you get it.”

Living out loud will be the theme at the five-day event kicking off Wednesday where women — and men — can be themselves and make a statement. The event is liberating, said Hanson.

Lesbians make a life in gay-dominated West Hollywood

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- When a college-aged Anne-Marie Williams came out, TV shows like “Will & Grace” were years in the future. Internet search engines didn’t generate a list of LGBT resources with a few keystrokes. There were no easily accessible windows into LGBT life—except by visiting the gayborhood.

“I would drive here [to West Hollywood] to see what gay people were like,” said Williams, who grew up in South Gate, near downtown L.A. “This is where I came to just observe and watch … It was nice to see people who looked like me, acted like me. It helped me figure things out.”

Children reared by lesbian parents score higher on good citizenship, report finds

LOS ANGELES – Pre-teen Dutch children raised by female same-gender parents scored higher on core principles of democratic citizenship than their peers in heterosexual-parent families, according to a new report announced today by the Williams Institute.

New efforts aims to bring the "L" back to WeHo

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- While about 41 percent of WeHo’ans are gay and bisexual men, lesbians and bi women account for just 5 percent of the city’s population. For that 5 percent, it can be difficult to find gathering spaces to meet one another and connect with community.

San Diego Women's Chorus welcomes new members Sunday

SAN DIEGO -- All women interested in joining the San Diego Women's Chorus (SDWC) for the first time are invited to attend SDWC's New Member Orientation event on Sunday, Aug. 18 at 4 pm. The orientation will be held at Mission Hills United Church of Christ, which is the same place where the chorus rehearses.

Helen Bender to debut her lesbian bridal designs

NEW YORK -- Rising German design star Helen Bender will show her first collection of bridal fashions for lesbian couples under the label la mode abyssale on the runway at Couture Fashion Week.

The fashion show will be held at 8:00 pm on Friday September 6, 2013 in the Grand Ballroom or The New Yorker Hotel, 481 Eighth Avenue in the heart of New York City's Fashion District.

A graduate of Germany's prestigious Modefachschule Sigmaringen design school, Helen Bender is one of only a handful of designers who tailor matching outfits for lesbian bridal couples.

Women's Jell-O wrestling fundraiser to benefit homeless LGBT youth services

SAN DIEGO -- Thrown Down 4 A Cause (TD4ACAUSE) will host its 4th annual women's Jell-O wrestling fundraiser on Thursday, July 4 at Rich's Nightclub.

The event will benefit The San Diego LGBT Community Center's Youth Housing Project and Project LoveOutLoud's services for homeless youth.

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Fashionably Out: Girl, kick high in style!

It is with such great sadness that I present this piece of style news to all you ladies who fall short of this piece. Not so much because of fear of insulting many of you, but because you have been living inside this gullible bubble, where every summer, you feel like you’re the queen and Miss-Know-It-All when it comes to shoe wear.

Lesbian poverty woes significant, experts say

A higher percentage of lesbian couples live below the poverty rate than married heterosexual couples and even coupled gay men, according to a new study from UCLA law school's Williams Institute.

That, Pittsburgh-based experts say, may be the real-world disadvantage of being both lesbian and female -- forced to deal with financial and legal roadblocks faced both by the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender -- or LGBT -- community and by the fact that women across the overall population tend to earn less than their male counterparts.

Victory Fund to host annual Women's Pride Brunch in new location

SAN DIEGO -- The Victory Fund will once again celebrate out women in politics before the San Diego Pride parade on Saturday, July 13 at the Women's Pride Brunch.

Rep. Nickie Antonio - the first openly LGBT person elected to the Ohio state legislature - will be the special guest at the event.

The event will be at a new venue this year, Brazen BBQ Smokehouse & Bar, from 9-11 am. The San Diego LGBT Pride Parade will step off at 11 am just blocks from the restaurant.

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